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Children’s Hunger Alliance brought back its well-loved Taste to Remember fundraiser, which benefits Central Ohio children experiencing food insecurity, on August 24, 2023, for the first time since May 2019. Held at The Exchange at Bridge Park, the fundraiser featured great food from local chefs and restaurants, live and silent auctions, a bar cart raffle, and a wine and bourbon pull. Attendees raised over $128,000 to help CHA provide meals to more Central Ohio children and heard remarks from CHA President & CEO Judy Mobley, along with Carrie Maun-Smith, AVP – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Relations at Grange Insurance, the presenting sponsor. Dr. Jessie Flowers, a former pediatric resident at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, also spoke about reaching out to CHA a few years ago to create a partnership to provide meals to children at Nationwide’s Primary Care Clinic. To learn more about Children’s Hunger Alliance, visit

Photos courtesy of Children's Hunger Alliance.

1) Amelia Jeffers, event Emcee & Auctioneer 2) Greg Smith, Ryan Berlin of Zink Foodservice 3) Ryan Kelly & Team, Two One Restaurant - Renaissance Polaris

4) Natalie & John Kompa 5) Judy Mobley, President & CEO – Children’s Hunger Alliance 6) John Kompa, Hexion and Children’s Hunger Alliance Governing Board Chair

7) Randy & Judy Mobley 8) Carrie Maun-Smith, AVP – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Relations at Grange (presenting sponsor) 9) Nikki Scarpetti, Children’s Hunger Alliance Governing Board Member & Hillary Stone

10) Karen Hejmanowski, Alan Hejmanowski, Anjail Mohan 11) Tracey & Stewart James 12) Mark Owens, Theresa Olson

13) Chef Doug Maneely & Team, The Golf Club New Albany 14) Adam Foxx 15) Chef John DiGiovanni, Executive Chef Field

16) Leigh-Anne & Justin Moodley 17) Children’s Hunger Alliance Regional Advisory Board Members - Jason Roche, Mike Walter, Ashley Allen, Tracy James, Brett Radulovich (chair) 18) Mark Owns, Theresa Olson, Mary Dillow

19) Natalina Fickell, Judy Mobley, Carrie Maun-Smith


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